C.T. Lee & Associates counsels clients on all facets of the legal and business law aspects of their business. These include but are not limited to: forming entities (corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies), organizing, structuring, operating, financing, and expanding a business. We are adept at advising on business law matters such as compliance, negotiating, structuring and closing sophisticated transactions and agreements such as distribution agreements, consulting agreements, employment agreements, reorganizations, recapitalization, licensing agreements, and stock option plans. We also advise our clients on director and officer liability, dissolution, franchising, joint ventures, business successions, shareholder rights, and countless other business enterprises. Moreover, we stand ready to assist our clients in dispute resolution, whether through mediation, arbitration, or courtroom litigation.
Whether your company needs to resolve a complex dispute or take advantage of an exciting business opportunity, C.T. Lee & Associates is equipped to deliver the very best results with the highest quality. At C.T. Lee & Associates, we operate under the assumption that most business disputes can be avoided or at least minimized, as long as there is good planning and an effective strategy. We understand that lawyers can be expensive, but we believe that the money you spend having an attorney review contracts, analyze deals, counsel in decision-making or review potential problems can often end up being saved in the long run. We can help you avoid potentially costly litigation in a cost-efficient manner.
Our law firm can help private companies go public through reverse mergers, direct public offerings, and underwritten IPOs. Many foreign companies use the alternative public offering (APO) technique to going public by utilizing a reverse merger and PIPE offering which provides companies with an alternative method of going public without an underwriter. In an APO, the transaction allows a company’s stock to be publicly traded following a merger or similar transaction with a publicly held shell company. In turn, the equity owners of the private company typically take control of the former shell company. The APO is considerably quicker and less expensive than a traditional IPO and provides the same capital raising of a traditional IPO. We provide step-by-step guidance to management and to the boards of directors as they transition from private to a public company. We make sure to maintain close ties with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) so that the regulatory review process is seamless. We can even assist companies to transition from over the counter exchanges to senior exchanges.
Our staff is able to provide services in several languages so you can work directly with a lawyer or legal assistant instead of communicating through an interpreter.
Our firm engages in a variety of complex and sophisticated merger, acquisition, divestiture and reorganization transactions for publicly and privately held corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, individuals, entrepreneurial startup enterprises and other business entities in all industries. These include but are not limited to reverse mergers, share exchanges, triangular mergers, asset purchases and sales, and cross-border acquisitions. By learning the nuances of our clients’ business, we can anticipate clients’ needs and develop practical and cost-effective business solutions to tackle the most complex and challenging matters.
The importance of competent attorneys who understand your business needs in a foreign market is indispensable in this increasingly globalized market because business transactions are filled with pitfalls for unwary and uninformed businesses. C.T. Lee & Associates advises international clients (mostly Chinese) in their international business needs. Our firm is adept at handling a broad range of needs, from public offerings and joint ventures to debt restructuring and corporate financing. We can oversee transactions at any point in the entire business cycle, starting with origination and even ending in winding down of a business and liquidation of assets. Other areas include customs enforcement, anti-dumping and countervailing duties and safeguards, and dealing on both sides of foreign direct investment deals (investment from US company into non Us company or investment from nonUS company to US company).
We offer services dealing with convertible debt, secured and unsecured loans, private equity, Regulation D and Regulation S offerings, Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPEs), venture capital, Standby Equity Distribution Agreement (SEDAs), secondary offerings, and bridge financing.
With regard to venture capital, we represent both investors and early-stage companies that are venture-backed or seeking venture capital investment. Early stage companies might be companies seeking their seed round of venture capital investment. Later stage companies are often companies seeking expansion capital in advance of an initial public offering or transformational transaction. Our services include but are not limited to: Structuring domestic and offshore entities, structuring partnerships, reviewing business plans, preparing private placement memorandum and subscription documentation, providing introductions to venture capital funding sources, review of contracts, corporate governance, and compliance solutions, and providing advice on liquidation.
We counsel clients on a variety of securities matters and transactions such as reverse mergers, PIPE financing, registration statements, compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and private placement offerings and “blue sky” filings. These include matters for both private and public companies. Our team of professionals can effectively draft, file and procure SEC registration statements and counsel clients on SEC compliance issues.
We emphasize on clear communication and a personal approach. Our clients work directly with an attorney from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. We are quick to respond to client needs, available to answer your questions and intent on keeping you informed of the status of your case.